Civic Trust Award, Commendation

Rainham Marshes Visitor Centre, Essex | van Heyningen & Haward

The scheme had a complicated brief from the beginning and has had to reach several goals to adhere to the requirements set out by client the RSPB. 
From the start the team had to show that the site had significant interest from locals as a wildlife preserve. To convince planning authorities the RSPB and local conservation groups had to be active in conserving the site for the wild-life, by setting up volunteer conservation teams like the Friends of Rainham Marshes to work on the site. 

Source: BD Online